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Charity Bike Build Case Study

Welcome to the world’s first and only Collaborative Charity Bike Build! From the creative mind of Quixote Consulting founder Rob Fletcher, the Collaborative Charity Bike Build combines the powerful experience of our most popular charity team building event the Charity Bike Build and Quixote Consulting’s collaborative team building programs designed to link fully with how business is most effectively conducted today – collaboratively.

Everyone in your team/department/company works together to build bicycles for the “customer” – under-served children in your area!

Teams in your company help each other while making sure that each small work team performs well. Just like work, there are metrics – both for the small project teams and for the entire group.

How It Works
Your metric ‘one company’ goal is to work together in different work teams and make a million points. Teams earn points by completing challenges (that can be customized just for you!), building bikes, riding in an obstacle course, decorating bicycles, creating fun commercials, crafting beautiful cards for the kids and earning helmets.

With so many different ways to have fun and earn points there’s something for everyone on every team to do. The group can only be successful by working together as one large team, communicating among work teams, identifying strengths of team members, and focusing on their mission – helping the children.

For most of the children involved, typically ages 7-9, this will be their first bicycle! We partner with charities such as Boys and Girls Clubs and Bikes for Tykes. We’re also happy to partner with a local charity of your choice.

Each child receives:

  • A brand new Huffy® bicycle with handlebar streamers built and custom-decorated by your group
  • A brand new bicycle helmet
  • A personalized card lovingly decorated and signed by your team
  • Five Questions to Help You Be Happy - original content by Rob Fletcher that distills the latest in happiness research for children into five fun and memorable questions

The Power of Purpose
Research tells us that one of the main paths to happiness is to connect with the power of purpose. This power of purpose ignites when you link your daily work with the greater good, helping to make some part of the larger world around you better.

Purpose allows people to work harder and with more passion than if the work were just for themselves. The Collaborative Charity Bike Build leverages this power of purpose in two ways at the same time:

  1. The Children: By focusing on the children as customers and having a tangible, memorable and direct experience with them.
  2. Working Together: By working together with everyone else on the team every step of the way, all united in a common direction, with a clear, common goal, which research shows is a cornerstone for effective collaborative team work.

Maximize Your Team Building Investment
Every aspect of the Collaborative Charity Bike Build is aimed specifically for your team to get the most out of the event, both during the day and after. Here are seven ways we ensure your event is 100% on target:

  1. Icebreaker with Purpose – In this fast paced energizer, people learn something wonderful about other people on their team related to purpose and connecting back to when they were kids.
  2. Challenges with Purpose – Every challenge tests and teaches your team the latest strengths, happiness and positive psychology research, particularly focusing on the power of purpose. We go beyond a random assortment of trivia to get your team valuable information in fun ways that stick. Or if you like, together we can customize the challenges to test and teach your team important and fun information about your company.
  3. Customization – We can customize as much or as little of this event as you want -  challenges, decorations, rules, even the game itself. If there’s a theme for your conference, convention or team project, let us know and we’ll make it happen.
  4. Content with Purpose – If you have the time, we’ll combine a mini-training session on the Power of Purpose before the Collaborative Charity Bike Build at no extra charge. This mini-session is perfect if you have three or four hours total for your Collaborative Charity Bike Build.
  5. Resources After the Event – Participants will receive both the Power of Purpose e-book by team strengths expert Rob Fletcher  (an excerpt from his forthcoming book At Your Best) and wonderful pictures of the event to keep the energy and momentum going.
  6. Conversation Starter (Optional) before the event – If you like, we can give you a quick conversation starter for people to think about and even share with other members of the team before the event. This builds anticipation and allows people to start ‘good gossip’ around your event and makes the event even more memorable.
  7. Professional development (Optional) – Combine the Collaborative Charity Bike Build with one of Quixote Consulting’s training programs such as the strengths-based program At Your Best or an assessment such as MBTI, Firo-B or StrengthsFinder for a full day of professional development that blends fun and content.

Ignite the Power of Purpose in Your Work Place
You’ll be amazed at how energizing this collaborative team building event can be for everyone involved. And what your team can accomplish back at work after an event that has everyone working together for such a rewarding cause.

We all want to make a difference in this world. Here’s a rare opportunity to actually do so, with immediate, tangible results built into the process. This is an extraordinary way to infuse a conference with energy, create a feeling of immense good will and a sense of meaning larger than day-to-day work challenges, while reinforcing the value of collaborative teamwork. If you want an event that your people will never forget, this is the one.

We take care of all the logistics – making you look good while making the whole event simple and painless. Remember, keep this one a surprise for the participants – don’t spill the beans! The surprise value of the big finale cannot be overstated.

This program includes a debrief by a trained facilitator. The debrief focuses on linking the activity with your important work back at the office. The Collaborative Charity Bike Build debrief  helps you leverage the power of purpose back at work and what it takes to collaborate successfully as a team. Parts of the debrief can be customized for your group goals.

Minimum/Maximum Group Size
15 to more than 5,000 participants. The larger the group, the more bicycles you make, and the more children in your community benefit! We’ve worked with very large and very small teams around the world.

Program Length
2-4 hours. The program can also be part of a full day incorporating Team Quest collaborative team building or a work-style assessment such as MBTI or Strengthsfinder. This provides a perfect partnership of content-based training and a powerful story and image of your team collaborating successfully.

Space Requirements
20 square feet of open space per participant is a good guideline. The Collaborative Charity Bike Build can be indoors or outdoors – your office building, a ballroom or conference room, even a local park. The Charity Big Bike Build can be held anywhere in the world. We come to you, complete with everything you’ll need to insure an exhilarating and memorable event.

Take Homes, Extras
We send action photos and further resources to participants after the event. The further resources guide participants in making a strong link between their positive experience and their important work back at the office.

Each group will also receive a large poster-sized Thank You card from the children, suitable for framing.

We can also give you suggestions for a small gift for everyone who participates or fun extra gifts you can give to the children.

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